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Best of NCTA 2018

Best of NCTA 2018Breadth, Beauty, Versatility Each year, the North Central Terrazzo Association gathers to discuss advances in technology, to refine industry techniques, and to build camaraderie across our association. We seek to make time-tested terrazzo techniques even better. We also look back at the projects completed by our association members that show the breadth, beauty, and [...]

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March Madness, Terrazzo Strength

March Madness, Terrazzo StrengthTerrazzo Brings Energy to the Court Whether you’re shouting, “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!” or “Go Blue!” the terrazzo designs in sports arenas are sure to boost your energy. Players and fans alike will get a ready for the big game in an atmosphere that exudes team spirit. Arenas set with logos, team colors, [...]

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Make Your Space Buzz: Entertaining Terrazzo Designs

Make Your Space BuzzEntertaining Terrazzo Designs With vibrant color options, eye-catching designs, and striking patterns, terrazzo can make your venue come alive. Versatile terrazzo can create designs that set the atmosphere in all types of entertainment venues including casinos, theaters, and hotels. From the bold colors used in the Grand Victoria Casino to bring the [...]

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Defining Terrazzo: What makes terrazzo?

Defining Terrazzo:What makes terrazzo? Terrazzo flooring has a long and rich history that dates back over 1,500 years. The word terrazzo originated from the Italian word for “terrace,” and it was created by Venetian marble workers discovering new uses for discarded marble chips. With today’s building technologies, terrazzo designs can now offer a nearly limitless array of colors, with enough [...]

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Epoxy Terrazzo or Cement Terrazzo: What’s the difference?

Epoxy Terrazzo or Cement Terrazzo:What's the difference? Recently, we've noticed one repeating question from designers: What's the difference between Epoxy Terrazzo and Cement Terrazzo? Knowing that these are two great choices, we're going to answer that burning question and provide reasons why you might choose one over the other. Terrazzo is one of the oldest [...]

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Three Tips for Project Success: Terrazzo design and installation

Three Tips for Project SuccessTerrazzo design and installation Terrazzo flooring presents a unique blend of aesthetic choices, functional considerations, and practical applications. Designers and architects who find the near perfect blend in creating a beautiful and functional floor keep these three things in mind during a project. Coordinate the concrete. Pulling together a meeting between [...]

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Terrazzo Tales: Floors that tell stories

Terrazzo TalesFloors that tell stories Terrazzo tells stories. With the rich color selection and freedom of design, terrazzo lets you create visual narratives that last through time. This can be seen in the design for Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. The museum, located in the city’s Museum Row, has a terrazzo flooring that features [...]

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Wayfinding: Designs that Guide

WayfindingDesigns that Guide Wayfinding systems guide people—they provide a visual experience to make complex spaces easier to navigate. Terrazzo is especially suited for helping patients orient to large healthcare facilities, students navigate from one classroom to another, and travelers find their way in airports. Adventist Cancer Institute is a case in point. Its poured in [...]

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Winning Designs

Winning Designs:Highlights of beauty and quality We proudly highlight some of the past National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA) honor award winners within the North Central Terrazzo Association (NCTA), to show the breadth, beauty and versatility of terrazzo flooring. Award-winning designs and installations from NCTA contractors include hospitals, colleges, research centers, sports arenas, transportation hubs, [...]

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Updating, while honoring the past

It’s the time of year when we reflect on the past and charge ahead into the future. With that in mind, we’ve chosen to feature the historic Joliet Central High School’s new student center. While the school’s central campus was added to the National Register of Historic places in August 1982, its student center features [...]

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